Page Count Estimates

Subject: Page Count Estimates
From: Tamara Larsen <TLARSEN -at- NOVELL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 11:19:12 -0700

>I'm looking for an industry standard for hours per page when estimating
> User Manuals produced on paper.

JoAnn Hackos, in "Managing Your Documentation Projects" (p 170) gives
the following estimates:

User guide 5 hours per page
Software Applications Reference Manual 4 hours per page
Hardware Maintenance and Troubleshooting Man. 8 hours per page

Hope this helps.

Tamara Larsen
tlarsen -at- novell -dot- com

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